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21st Century Skills for the 21st Century Workplace

Set yourself apart from the competition and gain the skills most sought after by today's employers.
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What Will I Learn?
Modify and save a word processing document
Create nestled folders on your device(s)
Add text and sign PDF files without needing to print them first.
Discover technical and soft skills necessary in today's workplace.
Understand what soft skills are and why you need them.
Create a skills inventory.
Set goals to gain or strengthen your 21st century skills.
open, edit, and save documents in Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Adobe Acrobat DC.
Add content to a spreadsheet.
Upload a workbook in Google sheets from your computer.
Add shading and borders to cells in a spreadsheet.
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  • No previous experience required.
  • A PDF editor is required to complete all activities and get the most out of this course.
  • A Word processing editor is required to complete all activities and get the most out of this course.
  • Build your own curriculum and only view lectures you feel will benefit you most.
  • A certificate of achievement is presented to students who complete all lectures in this course.
  • Ability to open. edit, and save a spreadsheet workbook is required.

This course is a must for those interested in improving their current skill levels. Are you new to working with computers and modifying digital documents? If you are used to printing out forms and documents to fill out and sign, then scanning or faxing them to where they need to go, then this course is a must for you! If you are not sure whether you have the ability to edit documents, then this course is definitely for you. Then this is the course for you.

Do you want to make sure you have the 21st century skills employers are looking for now? Do you know what soft skills are? Do you know the difference between leadership and management skills? Do you want to improve your communication skills? Then let's get started!

This primer course is easy to complete. Typical completion time is less than an hour! Still not sure if this course is right for you? Take the quiz in section 2 and see. If you pass, you already have the technical tools you need and can jump right in to building your skills inventory.

But hurry and enroll now because the price will increase to $50 on August 10th!

Who is the target audience?
  • This primer course is intended for students interested in identifying what skills are important in today's workplace. No prior knowledge or experience with word processing and PDF editors, nor familiarity of soft skills is required. If you are very comfortable modifying word processing documents and digitally signing PDF files, then this course is probably not for you. If you are interested in assessing your current skills and identifying essential skills you may still need, then you are in the right place.
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Essential things everyone should know before getting started
6 Lectures 12:00

Great question! In this lecture, I explain how this course will help you discern a progressive course series. You will also familiarize yourself and your devices with the course requirements necessary to gain the most from the courses offered.

If you are a minor or are an adult considering enrolling a minor in the babysitting mega series courses, I highly suggest viewing the following lectures:

Lecture 1: Should I take this course

Lecture 2: Course Requirements

Lecture 3: Identifying your skill level and determining your end goals

Lecture 4: Customizing your curriculum (includes instructor office hours)

Lecture 7: Mini and Mega Series explained

Lecture 8: Exploring the differences between babysitters and child care providers

Lecture 9: Why quality matters

Lecture 11: A more in-depth look into the Babysitting Essentials Mega Series

If you are an adult looking to start or improve the quality of a child care program, then I highly suggest viewing these following lectures:

Lecture 1: Should I take this course?

Lecture 3: Identifying your skill level and determining your end goals

Lecture 4: Customizing your curriculum (includes instructor office hours)

Lecture 7: Mini and Mega Series explained

Lecture 8: Exploring the difference between babysitters and child care providers

Lecture 9: Why quality matters

Lecture 12: Dive deeper into the child care essentials mega series


Lecture 13: Discover more about starting an in-home family child care program


Lecture 14: Exploring The Professional Nanny mega series

Preview 02:46

In this lecture, you will identify required programs and some of the most sought after skills by today's employers.

Preview 02:59

In this lecture, you will understand,differentiate, and identify your skill levels as a caregiver of children.

Preview 01:58

In this lecture, you will understand the importance of setting and keeping end goals in mind throughout your learning experience.

Preview 00:56

In this lecture, you will identify ways in which you can build and customize lectures to create a personalized learning plan.

Preview 01:59

In this lecture, you will:

  • Gain a basic understanding of the purposes in completing check points
  • Be introduced to the various structures of check points presented in this course
  • Know what to expect if you do not pass a check point activity
Understanding Check Points

Answer these quick yes or no questions to see if you already have the tools you need to get started in one of the courses offered here. If you get them all right, then you are ready to get started! If you missed one, just skip to that lecture.

Take a quick inventory of skills you already have.
10 questions
The Software checklist
3 Lectures 17:44

In this lecture, you will know how to create folders to your desktop as well as create a nestled folder on many popular operating systems.

Creating Folders on Your Device

This lecture introduces you to Google Docs, the next best thing to having Microsoft Office. You will learn how to start a new document, rename, and save the new document as a different file type.

Navigating Google Docs - Editing in "the cloud"

In this lecture, we will navigate through the special features of Adobe Acrobat DC that we will use to customize PDF files in later courses. You will get a bird's eye view of how to use these features as we customize the PDF file included in this lecture.

Check Point Activity: Exploring the features of Adobe Acrobat DC

Let's apply what you've learned.

Check Point for the software checklist
5 questions
Building your skills inventory
4 Lectures 10:42

In the last section, you were introduced to essential technical skills that you will need in today's workplace. In this lecture, you will learn about one of the most sought after skills by employers today, "soft skills".

As a caregiver, it is not enough to passively watch the children; you are hired to manage and lead them while their parents are away.

Introduction to 21st Century Skills

Here is your time to shine! Let's show what you know and take a quick quiz.

Check Point: 21st Century Skills
4 questions

Exceptional communication skills are one of the most sought after skills by employers today. In this lecture, you will discover what employers are looking for and how you can become the diamond in the rough that they are looking for.

Readings for this course are available for download. The articles and a webinar recording will provide insights on assessing your skills inventory at the end of this section.

Communication for 21st Century Employment Candidates

Check Point: Communication Skills for the 21st Century
8 questions

In this lecture, you will understand essential differences between leadership and management skills and why employers are seeking candidates with BOTH.

Leadership vs. Management Skills

In this final lecture, you will compile your skills inventory by editing a spreadsheet workbook. If you do not have Microsoft Excel, this activity can be accomplished through a similar editor, such as Open Office or Google Sheets. This lecture will modify the Skills Inventory document using Microsoft Excel 2013 (or 365).

Check Point Activity: Building your skills inventory
About the Instructor
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Shawna is passionate about high-quality education. She has over 30 years experience in child care, including private, in-home family child care, as well as licensed center experience. She is the president of Walden University Cyberspace Chapter, the only online chapter for Phi Delta Kappa International. Phi Delta Kappa International is a Professional association of educators.

Shawna holds a

•BS in organizational communication from Kaplan University

•MS in early childhood studies from Walden University

•Graduate certificates from Walden University in Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field

•Ed.D. doctoral Candidate

•Graduate coursework in management and leadership, marketing, and digital communication

She is an experienced entrepreneur, launching her first odd jobs business at the age of 9. She has launched several successful home-based businesses, including a long-running pet sitting business and in-home family learning program, an education consulting service. She is the administrative director for her husband's senior living music ministry that is celebrating it's 9th anniversary.

Shawna is a homeschool educator, experienced in all subject matters from birth through 9th grades. She has created her own curriculum for early and middle childhood to best accommodate a child-centered learning experience for her students. She now uses these experiences to empower families of young children and business professionals as an Early Childhood Consultant.

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Ministry, Musician, Educator

With over 35 years of musicianship and over 20 years of recording and studio ownership to his credit, Harry has a pretty good handle on positioning one's self for success and sustainability. In the changing landscape in recording technology, education and research has been at the forefront of his tenure in the industry.

Harry is a graduate with honors from the Audio Institute of America Recording Engineer program in 1998. Harry has also provided music instruction for piano, guitar, bass and vocals.

Harry is also a solo musician with 16 solo albums to his credit. He has also played on countless other albums and demos. he also writes and arranges music for other artists and regularly contributes his talents to projects for charities. He also runs Music with Harry, a nursing home ministry that realizes between 50 and 80 performances a month.

Harry is also a 2012 graduate of Ohio Christian University with an AA in Christian Ministry (final GPA 3.804). He is currently attending there again to get his BA in Christian Ministry and Leadership and is currently maintaining a 3.87 GPA.

He also holds numerous certifications in the IT field ranging from computer diagnostics and repair, programming, technical and customer support, management, training, conflict resolution, data entry, disaster recovery and many others.

Harry also assists in the home-school education of his daughter, along with his wife, Shawna, the creator of this video series. They also ran a daycare together where education and life skills were paramount for each child. These helped each child excel in their studies at school and personal interactions with others.

Harry's dedication, love and attitude of service are evident in his life and in his business endeavors.

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